Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream the butter and vanilla until smooth in a bowl. Combine the 6 tablespoons of powdered sugar and flour in a medium to large bowl. Stir the butter mixture in to the flour mixture until just blended. Mix in the pecans or almonds.
Roll dough in to 1 inch balls and place them about 2 inches apart on a non greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes in preheated oven.
Once cooled, roll the balls in to the remaining powdered sugar to coat.
By Deeli from Richland, WA
Bake cake as directed on box. Crumble cake into a mixing bowl when it comes out of the oven. Add the container of icing and mix well. Make into balls about the size of a walnut or however big you want them. Roll in nuts or powdered sugar.
You can also add various goodies into the mix before you form the balls, such as, raisins, crasins, nuts, coconut, dried or candied fruits, chocolate chips, candies. There are many, many possibilities with this recipe! It is very versatile.
The combination of cake mixes and icings are endless and so are the garnishes that you can choose to roll the balls in. Chill when rolled in garnish of choice.
You can also use cake scraps to make this recipe if you are a baker, like myself and use any icing you may already have on hand. You can make these as elegant or as simple as you want. Makes a great dessert to take to any gathering and they don't last long at all!
Source: I believe I found this recipe at www.cakecentral.com
By Michelle L. from Lanett, AL
Make cake mix as per box instructions and bake as directed. Once it's cool, crumble the cake into a bowl as fine as you can get it. Put 1/2 cup of frosting and mix together well. Roll into balls and put into fridge for one hour.
Then when the cake balls are ready, melt a bag of chocolate chips. Using a tooth pick, roll the cake ball in the chocolate. Put on a platter and let the chocolate dry. That's it, you're done. They are like Timbits doughnut holes.
By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario